From Our Home To Yours
Hello! My name is Laura and this is my family. We have been breeding Cockapoos for over 7 years now and we love it more and more with each litter. We live in the middle of a beautiful 90+ acre farm in New Jersey, located just west of NYC and next to the Delaware Water Gap. We currently have just two pups in our home, Stasia and Såfina. The rest are loved and pampered in their guardian homes, an extension of our family. Our guardian homes are all close friends and family. All puppies are raised in our home or in our trusted guardian homes and are given much love and affection from the day they are born. We follow the Puppy Culture program for all of our babies. Our dogs are never placed in kennels and are each a part of our family. Our endeavor in breeding these beautiful multi generational cockapoos is to spread joy to other families by raising beautiful, happy hypoallergenic fur babies.
One thing we love here is forming friendships with our buyers so that they know and trust us and we know and trust that our puppies are going to a good home. We send lots of pictures to our buyers from the day their newest family member is born! We like to affectionately refer to your purchase of one of our puppies an “open adoption” and truly love when our families return the favor and continue to share photos back with us through the years. In 2019 we had our first ever CutiePoo family reunion and we all loved it so much, we hope to continue this new tradition for years to come. It is important to us that your family know, that we are a breeder who will continue to be available as a resource for your family.
What we offer our buyers/ The Stasia’s Cutiepoos experience
After filling out the application on the Questions We Have for You page, we will schedule a phone interview to get to know each other better and go over any questions you may have for me. If we both agree that one of our pups would be a good fit for you, you would then make the initial non refundable deposit to put your name on the waiting list of $250. Once the pups are born and we can confirm we have a pup for you from that litter, the 2nd $250 of the deposit is due for a total of $500 toward the purchase price of $4,500. Once you commit to a litter with that 2nd deposit, it is no longer transferable to a future litter. For the next 6 weeks you will be getting weekly emails from me with individual photos of the puppies and weekly tips and tricks for feeding, grooming and training your pup! This is a very exciting time for our buyers and we very much look forward to sharing all the special moments with our forever families. After 6 weeks we have pups go to the vet and get their first round of vaccines and each a health certificate. Once this is completed we welcome our buyers into our home for Puppy Selection! This typically takes place over the weekend following their 6th week birthday. Once you have selected your pup I will send you a copy of your 1 year health guarantee, at this time the final balance is due.
Behind the scenes…
The number 1 question I get asked is, “Do you dock tails?”. No. We leave our pups the way God made them. We do not remove dewclaws or dock tails. At 3 weeks old I begin pellet training our pups, this is laying the foundation for ease in house breaking your pup when you bring him home. At 4 weeks old I begin adding space to their pen and put a small puppy crate in with them as a soft place to lay and snuggle, the door is always kept open. We begin crate training at 6 weeks old by closing the crates with 2 or more pups in a crate at a time for an hour or two. Conditioning them to not fear their crate. By 7 weeks they each have their own crates and I begin crating them for part of the night. They now also go outside every 3-4 hours to go potty during the day.
Payments and Purchasing Your Puppy
Payments are to be made in 3 increments.
Waitlist Deposit: A none refundable deposit of $250 is required to be placed on our waiting list. This will be applied to the total purchase price of your puppy. Waitlist deposits ARE transferable to another litter to ensure your pup is going home at the very best time for you. What’s best for you is what’s best for the pup! No monies will be refunded under any conditions. A deposit holds all sales of your puppy.
Litter Deposit: Once a litter is born we notify everyone on the waiting list going in order of who has been waiting the longest. At this point you can choose to be committed to that litter or pass and wait for a future litter if the timing is not right for you. If the timing is right and you want one of those pups, the 2nd half of the deposit is due of $250. You have 48 hours to respond to our text/ email and make the 2nd deposit before we move on to the next person waiting for a pup.
**Please note** Once you commit to a litter the $500 deposit is non transferable. We want all of our buyers to enjoy the full CutiePoo experience. Should someone decide at 6 weeks that this is not the right litter for them, it is not only unfair to the buyers that were turned away from a litter and now only have 2 weeks to prepare for a pup to come home, but also not the best/most ideal situation for the puppy either.
Final Puppy Payment: The remaining balance of $4,000+ tax is due when your puppy is 6 weeks old at selection (NOT pick up). If payment is not made within 24 hours of selection, you will forfeit both your deposit and your spot on the litter. Balance is to be paid via Zelle.
*Please note* Stasias CutiePoos reserves the right to have first and/or second pick from all litters.
Scheduled visits from our buyers are welcomed. However, please understand that young puppies are susceptible to illness and the health of our dogs is our top priority. Because of this, we do not allow visits until after the pups are 6 weeks old and have had their first vaccinations. Upon entering the house, you will be asked to remove your shoes and wash your hands. This may seem excessive, but illnesses like parvo can be deadly to our puppies and, with so many families wanting to visit, we must take precautions. We also ask that you not visit other breeders/pet stores/ dog parks/sick friends etc. before coming to our home. Please reschedule if you, or someone traveling with you, is not feeling well. Human ailments, such as strep, can be passed on to dogs. We must put the safety of our puppies first and foremost.
If you are too far to travel for a visit, rest assured, we will send you MANY pictures, videos and updates on the puppy you choose so that you may get to see and know all about him or her.
Puppy Pick Up
Ideally every family would come to the house to see where the pups were raised and meet the pawrents. But I recognize that that is not a practical option for everyone. If you are unable to come pick up the puppy at our home, either myself or a courier that I trust will meet you at the Newark Airport for a fee.
Please carefully consider your airline before booking your flight. Certain airlines are very difficult to work with when it comes to flying with pups. In our experience, Delta, Southwest and United are the most pup friendly.
If you are unable to fly we can help you find a flight nanny that will be the perfect chaperone to bring your pup home to you safe and sound.
Each pup should be picked up at 8 weeks of age. Cockapoos are ready to begin potty training and bonding with their family at 8 weeks. Pups go home the day they turn 8 weeks or by the following weekend. If pups are born on a Wednesday, you are welcome to come on Wednesday or up until that following Sunday. Beginning Sunday I charge $100 a night for boarding, feeding and training.
Boarding Your pup with us
We will only keep up to two pups at a time for boarding, and only if it works with our schedule. Puppy boarding is on a first come, first serve basis and does not go in waiting list order but in order of request for us to keep the pup longer for training. While staying longer with us, your puppy will be taken from the nursery and brought up into our bedroom with his or her crate for one on one nighttime sleep training. Puppies will spend the entire day with us playing, cuddling, working on manners, potty training and playtime outside along with crate naps in our living room surrounded by the hustle and bustle of our homeschool family. This is ideally what would be happening in your home during that time. We do not offer any guarantees that the pups will be fully house broken. Each home layout is different and may take time for the puppy to adjust to your home once it leaves us. But we promise to do our best and work with these pups on potty training, leash walking, learning to sit, lay down and come. **Additional vet visits needed for vaccines during this time will be at your expense**
What your pup Comes home with:
We send each pup home with a 1 year health guarantee, vet health certification with information on first round of puppy vaccines for your vet. Also a printed summary of all our tips and tricks for training and transitioning to your new home, this includes the pups schedule we have them on here. Each pup leaves our home with scented blanket (that they have been individually crate trained with and has been rubbed on their Mama), a sample of Nuvet Vitamins, Chew Sticks, a few of our most popular toys, training treats and a 5lb bag of dog food. Puppy crates are sent home with pups upon request. Keep in mind if you’re getting a pup from one of our larger Mamas; Safina, Sammy, Willow Serenity or Maple, there is a good chance your pup will outgrow this baby crate by 9-10 weeks. Please donate the baby crate to a local pet shelter when your pup outgrows it!
As our puppies depend on us to find good matches for them in regards to their new families, we allow 1 week in your home for you to find if your puppy is a good fit for you and your family. You may return your puppy within 7 days. However, upon returning, you will forfeit 50% of your total purchase price. Please review our Terms of Sale and Health Guarantee BEFORE sending your deposit or full payment.
If you cannot keep your puppy at any time thereafter, he or she is welcome back in our home. There is no reason, or excuse, for one of our precious pups to ever end up in a shelter! However, there is no refund for return after the first week.
*Our puppies emotional and physical health and well being come first. For that reason we reserve the right to refuse to do business with anyone we do not feel will be the perfect match with one of our pups. This also applies to anyone we feel we would not be able to have a working relationship with.